With my favourite month of the year coming to a close, I bring you my August 2017 Soundtrack! Fear not friends, there are still over 20 days of summer officially left, so let’s enjoy them! These 55 tracks were the background music to all my August adventures — and there were many. From embarking on our huge paint-a-thon to spending a couple of weekends out of the city, to lots of exciting projects on the go and the behind the scenes grind (autumn is going to be an exciting time!), this playlist fueled a very productive month. My soundtracks make for great working, thinking and creating music — so if you’re looking for a little audible inspiration during the day, give my 3 hour, 46 minute August 2017 Soundtrack a listen! I’ve also updated the format of these monthly soundtracks to include my 5 most recent playlists (some have never been published here at JustineCelina) — so be sure to check out the bottom of posts if you’re looking for even more MUSIC.
Some of my favourite songs this month include Bay Ledges Hearts, Handsome Ghost’s beauty / bends, ayokay and Straight Face’s Being Honest, courtship’s Sail Away, FRND’s Substitute, Work Drug’s Midnight Emotion, Elohim and Whethan’s Sleepy Eyes, Nude’s Work Me, Small Black and Keith Sweaty’s Personal Best, Lastling’s Urges, Anna of the North’s Someone, Doombird’s Fog Rolls In, No Name, Cam O’Bi and Raury’s Diddy Bop, Tennis System’s Such a Drag, In The Valley Below’s Pink Chateau, The Horrors Something to Remember Me By, Netherfriends Picture Your Favourite Place, Sigrid’s and Griffin’s Don’t Kill My Vibe and absolutely everything from The War on Drugs, who’s new album, A Deeper Understanding, has been on repeat this past week (they have sort of a modernized Tom Petty vibe — and I love it! It brings me back to my younger days road tripping to interior BC to see Tom Petty live at Pemberton Music Festival). Have you guys been to any live shows or festivals this summer? I need to get back to doing more of that!
Somehow, July is almost over (can summer please stay forever?) and that means I have a fresh playlist in store for you today! My July 2017 Soundtrack is 3 hours and 15 minutes of blissed out, daydreamy tunes. As always, it’s a pretty eclectic mix and as always, it’s easy on the ears! July was full on and this was the background music to my daily adventures — I hope you enjoy these 51 tracks as much as I have lately!
So, what sounded especially good to my ears this month? I’m glad you asked! July’s standout tracks included Sorcha Richardson’s 4AM, Van Common’s This Afternoon, Neon Indian’s Deadbeat Summer (I know it’s ancient, but I love it!), Pool Cosby’s Laniki, Work Drugs’ Alternative Facts (at first for the name alone… but it’s a great tune!), Bien’s Stars Across the Sky, CLAAV’s Electric Feel (a super striped down version of the original), Blood Culture’s Moon, Pierce Fulton and NVDES Better Places, alt-J’s Dancing in the Moonlight, The Analog Affairs’ The New Shit, Aso’s Loungin, ODESZA and Naomi Wild’s Higher Ground, Loke Lore’s Goodpain, Hatchie’s Try, Tourist and Ardyn’s We Stayed Up All Night, Carl Louis’s Matinee, Khalid and GoldLink’s Let’s Go, Bayonne and Gigamesh’s Fallss, Your Song is Good’s Cruise, Polo and Pan’s Nana (the whole album is amazing!), Rosemary Fairweather’s Chemicals and Poolside’s Everything Goes. Spotify also compiled a Summer Rewind playlist for me this month featuring some old summer favourites — and I have to say, it’s killer. If you’re looking for even more happy, sunshiny tunes to blast through your speakers this summer, definitely check it out.
Looking for a fun playlist for your summer adventures? I’ve got you covered today with my June 2017 Soundtrack! This lighthearted, easy listening playlist features 3 hours and 15 minutes of indie, alternative, chill electronic and tropical house with a dash of hip hop — perfect for roadtrips, backyard barbecues, picnics, Canada Day festivities and anything else you may be getting up to this summer! It’s full of good vibes and pairs well with carefree, sunshiny days.
I feel like I say this every month, but I discovered so many new artists and tracks I’m excited to share with you. A few June standouts include Shallou’s Truth, Zave & FAL’s Always, Ryan Playground’s How About We Believe, Steve James & RKCB’s In My Head, Coolwater Set, RAC and JVZEL’s The Coast, Satin Jacket’s Olivia, CIRRRCLE, A.G.O, Ami Ide and Jyodan’s Cycle, The War on Drugs Thinking of a Place, Brett’s Tell Me All The Dreams You’ve Been Having, Tyzo Bloom & Casey Cooks Tip Toe, Odesza’s Meridian, Lanks & Airling’s April, LEO ISLO & Tontario’s Coexist, KROY’s Go, Holmsey’s Wilder, Y.V.E. 48 & LissA’s Nothing to Say, Kygo & Ellie Goulding’s First Time, Awae, Damned & Layna’s Hold Me, Real Estate’s Darling, Slushii’s Sapient Dream, Ben Phipps & Ashe’s Don’t Look Back, Blood Culture’s Phospholipid, Olukara & LoVibe’s Dark Skinned Girls and Bien’s Spinning on Blue. Cheers friends — have a great long weekend!
Hey music lovers! Welcome back for another Monthly Soundtrack as we bid May adieu. I spent a lot of time in the mountains this month, between a last minute trip to Banff for Mother’s Day, to a wedding in Canmore and a Sunday spent exploring nature and enjoying this beautiful weather. I shot this month’s album cover on top of Sulphur Mountain, overlooking the Canadian Rockies!
My May 2017 Soundtrack is an eclectic mixture of feel good tunes with a sprinkle of hip hop thrown into the mix — so if you’re looking for a fresh playlist to kick off summer, I’ve totally got you covered today. A few standout tracks in this 2.5 hour, 41 track playlist include Valley’s Drive, Luna Shadows Waves, a really cool, stripped down rendition of Jimmy Eat World’s Sweetness by TeamMate, slenderbodies opal ocean, Phangs and R.L.UM.R’s Always Been U, Day Wave’s Bring You Down, Nick Leng’s Drivers, The Electric Sons Hold On, We’re Going Home, the entire Chainsmokers Memories…Do Not Open album, The Radio Dept.’s Pulling Our Weight, Marshmello and Omar LinX’s Keep It Mellow, Emir Duru’s Sunday, Glassio and Charles Fauna’s Morning House, Far Places In My Head, Brothertigers Listen, Alejandro’s Bury Me with My Gold and Jome’s appropriately titled Mountains. I hope your ears enjoy it!
My April 2017 Soundtrack is one of my favourite Monthly Soundtracks I’ve shared in quite awhile. I’m not sure what it was (being laid up at home for 10 days while my finger recovered probably had something to do with it!) but I was in such a musical mood this month and discovered so many incredible, inspiring artists along with way.
April’s Soundtrack is chill, happy and upbeat with lots of alternative, indie and electronic vibes — plus a healthy dose of folk and hip hop thrown in for good measure. There have been so many standout tracks on rotation this month, but Donovan Woods It’ll Work Itself Out, a really cool, stripped down remix of Don’t Dream It’s Over, Louis the Child and Elohim’s Love is Alive, Mating Ritual’s Cold, Chet Porter Chelsea Culter’s Stay, One Man Dancing’s Blank Page, Hollow Cove’s Coastline, RAC and Roastam’s This Song, Jessie Early’s Body Can’t Hold, Louis the Child and Ashe’s World on Fire, Utah’s No Coast, CLAVVS Silver Tongue, Paperwhite’s Human Nature, Fallen Roses and B dom’s Yours and Nobody Else’s, The Chainsmoker’s The One, Skrux’s Our Fragment, Goldroom’s Till Sunrise, Emmit Fenn’s Blinded, The 1975’s A Change of Heart, Rachel K Collier’s Paper Tiger, No Suits and Abhi The Nomad’s I’m Good and Stonefox’s Dreamstate sounded particularly good to my ears (I’m only about halfway through the playlist but I’ll park it there!). I can’t wait for you to hear them in this 5 hour, 82 song playlist!
Friends, it’s time for some fresh tunes! My March 2017 Soundtrack is short and sweet at just over 2 hours and 35 songs, so I’m going to follow suit with the introduction. March was a jam packed month with a bit of travel throw into the mix — and this soundtrack features a little bit of everything!
This month, Golden Coast’s Recess, Whethan and Ashe’s Can’t Hide, Only Your’s Living in the Moment, Kidwaste’s Time, Saavan’s Hide, ICELANDIA’s Stay, Ella Vos’s White Noise, SQRD’s Together, Living’s Glory, birthday’s Grown Up Kids, Jason Nolan’s The Offing, Melvv & Dana Williams Lifeline and Mesita’s Spiraling sounded especially good to my ears. I hope you enjoy this laid back, easy listening playlist!
Are you looking for some fresh tunes as we transition into spring? My February 2017 Soundtrack has you covered with 3 and a half hours of upbeat alternative, indie, electronic, a little hip hop and some fresh new releases! I’ve been discovering most of my new music lately via Spotify’s Discover Weekly (a personalized playlist updated every Monday) and Release Radar (new releases based on your preferences updated every Friday) so there’s definitely been no shortage of new music here at JustineCelina headquarters! I also discovered Spotify’s Brain Food playlist, which features almost 6 hours of mellow electronic music — exactly what I like to listen to while I’m thinking, working and creating!
Standout tracks this month include Lost Boy Crow’s Stay a Little Longer, Marian Hill’s Down (which I also recognized in an Apple commercial towards the end of the month!), Big Wild and Tove Styrke’s Aftergold, Violet Day’s Your Girl, Khai’s Aberrant, Local Native + Charlotte Day Wilson’s Dark Days (Live at ACL), Geotic’s Actually Smiling, Bridget Kearney’s Wash Up, Sun Airway’s All In, Kidswaste + Chelsea Culter’s More Colours, Little Ocean’s Northern Eyes, Fracture’s Lowcast, pronoun + Funeral Advantage’s a million other things, Middle Kid’s Edge of Town, Flor’s Hold On, Alvvays Archie’s Marry Me, The Lumineer’s Cleopatra, The Chainsmokers + Coldplay’s Something Just Like This and General Crush’s Wide Escape (which I just discovered today!). Happy listening!